Live Services, Traffic, and Smartphone Features

To get the most from your Garmin DriveSmart™ device, you should pair the device with your smartphone and connect to the Smartphone Link app. The Smartphone Link app allows your device to receive live data, including live traffic data, parking trends, red light and speed cameras, and other live services.

Live traffic data

Sends real-time traffic data to your device, such as traffic incidents and delays, construction zones, and road closings (Traffic).

Live parking information

Sends real-time parking trends to your device, where available (Parking).

Garmin® Live Services

Provides subscription-free and paid services to send live data to your device, such as red light and speed cameras, or traffic cameras (Garmin Live Services).

Weather information

Sends real-time weather conditions and alerts to your device (Viewing the Weather Forecast).


Allows you to share your trip with selected contacts in real time (LiveTrack).

Smart Notifications

Displays phone notifications and messages on your device. This feature is not available for all languages.

Hands-Free calling

Allows you to place and receive phone calls using your device, and allows you to use the device as a hands-free speaker phone. If the selected language supports the voice command feature, you can place calls using voice commands.

Watch Link

Provides pedestrian navigation guidance to your destination or to your parking spot using a compatible Garmin watch with Connect IQ™ (Watch Link).

Send locations to device

Allows you to send locations from your smartphone to your navigation device.

Foursquare® check in

Allows you to check into Foursquare locations using your navigation device (Checking in with Foursquare).

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